The UW Physics Department awarded its first PhD in 1899. Since then our students have earned degrees in virtually every area of physics, and our faculty have played key roles in a myriad of important research efforts.

3-D printed trumpet by Garage Physics student Daniel Montez - 2015-02-13

Francis Halzen named a winner of the 2014 American Ingenuity Award - 2014-10-17

Justin Vandenbroucke turns smartphones into pocket cosmic ray detectors - 2014-10-01

A 2D array of up to 49 atomic qubits is being used for entanglement and quantum computing experiments. - 2014-05-01

IceCube awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year - 2013-12-12

Physics Fair - 2015-02-18

On June 16, 2011, workers at Portage Casting and Mold Inc. in Portage, Wis., assemble a five-section-mold needed for the main vacuum vessel of the Plasma Dynamo Facility at UW-Madison. - 2013-12-11

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